Friday, November 30, 2018

Too Close By Natalie Daniels

For fans of THE GIRLFRIEND and THE WIFE BETWEEN US, TOO CLOSE is a twisting tale of friendship and betrayal. How close is too close? Connie and Ness met in the park while their children played. As they talked, they realised they were neighbours. Perhaps it was only natural that they and their families would become entirely inseparable. But when Ness’s marriage ends in a bitter divorce, she is suddenly at Connie’s house all the time. Connie doesn’t have a moment to herself, no time alone with her husband, not a second to chat to her kids. It’s all too much. Something has to give. Connie has woken up in a psychiatric hospital. They say she committed a terrible crime but she says she can’t remember a thing. 

* Paperback: 320 pages
* Publisher: Corgi (7 Mar. 2019)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0552176125
* ISBN-13: 978-0552176125

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My thoughts 

Just imagine this. You wake up in a psychiatric facility (and it is not a posh star rehab one, mind you). You have no idea why you are there. You look in the mirror and you are shocked at your appearance. You have bald spots where your hair has been torn from your head, scars all over your body and your frame is nothing more than skeletal. How did you get in this state? You can't figure out why your family doesn't visit you and the staff members stare at you with a type of fascination as if looking at a monster. You know you did something bad, but what exactly? You have been coined the Yummy Monster so it must be quite remarkable. 

Wow, this book is a page turner! Connie has no idea how she ended up in this psychiatric facility, or does she? Is she just leading everyone to believe that she does not recall what lead up to her being sent there against her own will? Does everyone have a breaking point? A point where they mentally are not able to take on any more and eventually they just break? Even driving them to unthinkable behaviors? You hear it everyday from people around the individuals that make the news for the horrible actions they have taken. Often people say they never saw it coming. Is that true or did they just miss the signs? This book will make you question all of that!

We are allowed to travel along with Connie's innermost thoughts as she reveals more and more what has landed her here. With the help of her psychologist Emma Robinson and her own daughter's diary, pieces of this puzzle are filled in. I literally could not wait to find out what Connie had done.

I sat on the edge of my seat waiting for the truth to be revealed as I had no idea what to think. This is one of those books that will stay in your head and you will find yourself thinking about it well after you have finished it. For a fantastic page turner that you won't want to put down until you devour the whole thing, you need to get your hands on Too Close!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Natalie Daniels is the pseudonym for screenwriter, author and actress Clara Salaman who you may recognise as DS Claire Stanton from The Bill. She lives in London and in Northern Spain Twitter @natdaniels2018



  1. Thanks so much for the blog tour support x

    1. Thanks Anne! It was my pleasure! I really enjoyed this book!


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